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Captcha deters feedback... Alternative Suggestions!


Steven Perry
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There's a better alternative to captcha. Use a hidden text field.

 

I tried submitting two controller feedbacks today to two seperate VATUSA facilities. On both, I was asked to fill out a captcha. I failed three times between the two sites. I about gave up. I'm sure some folks have given up.

 

For my own site, captchas didn't stop much spam. I implemented a "honeypot" for the bots by including a text field in the form that only bots can see. Spam has gone from 10/day with a captcha, to less than one a month.

 

https://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/post/3817/stopping-spambots-with-two-simple-captcha-alternatives

Steven Perry

VATSIM Supervisor

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  • 2 weeks later...

Already tryed with a hidden field on our homepage due m[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ive spam feedbacks - no success

The implementation of a simple php-writen capcha is working well - no more spam

 

(and i dont like typing chars from a image, but better a easy image to read as 10 advertisings for things we never need)

 

if someone need it: http://www.askapache.com/php/php-captcha-anti-spam.html

not so crazy as from http://www.captcha.net/

Kai Klingenberg

 

vACC-Germany webmaster

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